04.09.2014

Avery Elle – Fall Release Blog Hop

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Hello again!  Wow – what a busy week I’m having here on my wee blog.  I’m back today with another exciting post as part of the Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop!!  This new release from Avery Elle is HUGE and it’s AWESOME!  There is at least one stamp set or die to suit just about EVERYONE!  Not to mention 6 stunning new ink colours and a fantastic 6×6 paper pad which I just love.

My card today features an amazing set call Fabulous Florals designed by my lovely and talented friend Heather Campbell.  She has 3 stamp sets and co-ordinating dies in this release and you’re going to love every one.

Fabulous FloralsI first masked of a strip across my card panel with Post- It tape and then stamped one of the open leaves in Hero Arts Field Greens shadow ink randomly above and below the masked section.  I created a couple of masks of the leaves and then stamped another of the open leaves in Orange Soda and Butter bar Shadow inks to fill up the areas above and blow the tape.  I then coloured the leaves using various Copics to add shadows and definition to the leaves.  I outlined the leaf clusters with a pale gray Copic (not sure if I like that bit though!!).

I removed the Post-It tape from across the panel and the added some spatters of gold using Heidi Swapp Shimmer Spray.  Once that had dried I then heat embossed the Thank You sentiment in gold and finished with some jute twine tied around the panel.  Finally I mounted the panel on a kraft A2 card base.

So now you off you pop to Heather’s blog and check out her STUNNING creation.  The full running order of the blog hop is below – in case you get lost!!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon 
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies (YOU’RE HERE)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Kasia Curry
Katie Gehring 
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Fall 2014 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, September 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 8th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team’s posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
04.09.2014

You’re “Sew” Kind

Hello again – back with another card featuring one of the new stamp sets from the Clearly Besotted’s September release called “Sew Special”.  This set has a gorgeous dress form image and lots of other handy little haberdashery-themed bits and pieces – so pretty.

First I created the background using distress ink pads by pressing them onto an acrylic block and then spraying with water and then stamping down onto a piece of water colour paper.  The distress inks blend beautifully and you end up with a gorgeous water-coloured area for your focal image.  Once that had dried I stamped the dress form and sentiment in Versafine ink and finished with a couple of pearls.

Sew Special 1Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,

Caryn xxx

03.09.2014

Simon Says ,,, STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ Challenge and Blog Hop

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,

STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ and Blog Hop

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.  We are only showing sneak peeks of what we made so you need to visit our blogs to see our creations in all their glory 🙂

You should have arrived here from LAURA’S  blog – if not then CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the  Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

TODAY is Heidi’s Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday

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In honor of Heidi’s Birthday we are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more !

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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STAMPtember blog hop 1For my creation today I used the gorgeous new stamp set from the the STAMPtember release called You’re So Sweet and a FANTASTIC new background stamp called Leaf Background.  I love fruit images and particularly love pears – so that was the first image I was drawn to when I saw this set.  The panels on the top and bottom of the card have been stamped  in Versamark on Tim Holtz watercolour card and then heat embossed in white.  The pears were masked to form a row and also heat embossed.  I’ve used watercolour to add the colour details and highlighted the pears with a touch of gold sparkle using the gold Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is from the Thanks card die – I just trimmed off the card bit!!  This was heat embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

From here you need to hop on over to Cheiron’s blog to see her amazing creation!!
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 🙂
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10.06.2014

Thanks!

Hello – RUSHING in with my card for the new Clearly Besotted Stamps monthly challenge!  I’ve been having some “issues” with my computer (hubby has a new one and has fiddled with this one which means I can’t get my photos to upload at the moment!!).  SO – the card I’m sharing ISN”T actually the card I made for the challenge!!  It’s one I made a while back but never got round to sharing – thank goodness for the “Anything Goes” theme this month!!!

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Steph and the rest of the design team have some fabulous creations to share so make sure you check their blogs!

Right – need to get this housework tackled – it looks like we’ve been burgled here!!!

05.06.2014

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

THIS IS MY SECOND POST OF THE DAY

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MY CLEARLY BESOTTED DAY 4 SNEAKY PEAKS!

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Hi there, if you’re hip-hopping along on the Avery Elle Blog Hop then you should have arrived here from the awesome Chunyan’s blog.  If you’re just popping in but want to join in with the hop then go back to the start HERE! Right – down to business – today we’re sharing designs using some of the new products available in the AMAZING Summer 2014 release from Avery Elle.  My little heart skipped a beat when I saw all the fabulous designs we were being given to work with.  What’s on your wishlist?  Everything I bet!!

Many thanks

Today I’m featuring the gorgeous Many Thanks stamp set:

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Don’t you LOVE all those different fonts and sentiments?!  I also absolutely adore the little diamond image too – I’m going to get a TON of use out that!  I’ve been big and brave and cut the diamond apart from the sentiment to give me even more options!!   I used the masking technique to make my diamond border and stamped them using Memento London Fog ink on a white panel.  I cut around the border and then filled in the facets of the diamond using a quickie glue pen and then added the Prisma glitter – happy sigh!!  I stamped the greeting in the bottom corner and then mounted the panel on the card base.  I was going to stop there but felt it was just a little TOO CAS so I took the little trio of stars from the Party Animal set and stamped them in a trail across the top half of the card – adding a few tiny gems for extra sparkle!! Right – you better get on your way to the next stop on the hippity hop!  HEATHER CAMPBELL has something FABULOUS in store for you over on her blog – ENJOY!!

Here’s all the details just as a reminder!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Caryn Davies (that’s me!)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Kasia Curry
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2014 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, June 8th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, June 9th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team’s posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
10.05.2014

Thank You

Hi there – hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far?  I’m popping in with one last peak at the new release which will be available from Clearly Besotted Stamps tonight.  This time I’m featuring the cute little An Apple a Day set and a Diagonal Stripes (LOVE this set).  I made the panel all speckly with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and a grey Copic Marker!

thank youThe rest of the DT are also sharing some more fabulous projects today so make sure you pop on over to visit their blogs if you get a chance.

 

10.03.2014

Clearly Besotted March Challenge – In Flight!

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It’s the 10th of the month and we have a fabulous new challenge over at Clearly Besotted Stamps blog. The theme this time is In Flight so think of anything that flies or has wings!  I’ve used one of the butterflies from the gorgeous new Elegant Butterflies set and paired it with some lush golden stripes (Delicata ink – my new obsession) from the Basic Stripes stamp set.

March Challenge In FlightThe rest of the DT have some fabulous samples to share too so make sure you pop over to Steph’s blog for all the details – there’s a £30 store voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner too!!

04.02.2014

CBS Teasers – more from the garden!

Remember how I told you that I LOVED the new Garden Fresh set in this month’s release from Clearly Besotted Stamps?  No?  Well I do – and here’s why….

Thanks a bunchWho knew carrots could be cute?  And then there’s this……

lettuce meet upI really don’t think I need to say any more!!!


05.01.2014

Many Thanks

Teaser TimeBack again with another card featuring some of the new stamps and dies available on Monday 6th Jan at 10pm from Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Now, I’m just beginning to embrace this whole “gold” trend (I know, only a year behind everyone else) but after trying to photograph this card for over an hour, I’m reconsidering whether I made a mistake!!

Many Thanks (GOLD)The lighting it terrible and doesn’t show the shine but it IS there – honest!! The stripes are from the Basic Stripes stamp set and the frame and sentiment are from the new In The Frame stamp set – love how this one looks embossed in cream on kraft.